Category Archives: PIRACY

NIGERIAN NAVY TO RECEIVE TWO EX-UNITED STATES COAST GUARD AND UNITED STATES NAVY SHIPS IN 2014, ‘USNS JOHN MCDONNELL’ AND ‘USCGC GALLATIN’ NETTED – CNS; NIGERIAN NAVY ANNOUNCE PROGRAMME OF EVENTS FOR 57TH ANNIVERSARY (NAVY WEEK 2013)

The USCGC Gallatin is a 115 metre 3,250 ton Hamilton-class ship. She is a sister ship to the NNS Thunder F90 which was transferred to the Nigerian Navy on May 13, 2011 and entered Nigerian service on January 23, 2012. … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICA PARTNERSHIP STATION, BORDER SECURITY, BUNKERING, DEFENCE INDUSTRIES & PRODUCTION, GULF OF GUINEA, JOINT(MILITARY)TASK FORCE IN THE NIGER DELTA, MARITIME SAFETY AND SECURITY, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, NIGERIAN NAVY, PIRACY, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, U.S. AFRICA COMMAND, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 96 Comments

FOCUS ON KEY AREAS AND SCOPE OF US-NIGERIA MILITARY COOPERATION; NIGERIAN NAVY SLATED TO INSPECT ANOTHER NAVAL VESSEL EARMARKED FOR TRANSFER

Nigerian Navy Special Boat Service commandos simulate board and search operations on the NNS Thunder F90 under the watchful eyes of a US trainer PHOTO CREDIT: Nigerian Navy THE GUARDIAN 13 May 2013 For long, Nigeria and United States have … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICA PARTNERSHIP STATION, AL-QAEDA IN THE ISLAMIC MAGHREB(AQIM), ARMED CONFLICT, BOKO HARAM ISLAMIC STATE MOVEMENT, BUNKERING, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, GULF OF GUINEA, JOINT SECURITY TASK FORCE, JOINT(MILITARY)TASK FORCE IN THE NIGER DELTA, MARITIME SAFETY AND SECURITY, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, NIGERIAN SPECIAL FORCES, OIL & GAS, PIRACY, RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, STATE SECURITY SERVICE, TERRORISM, U.S. AFRICA COMMAND, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

JTF(OP PULO SHIELD) ARREST ILLEGAL BUNKERING VESSEL AND BARGE IN THE NIGER DELTA…INTERCEPT AND DESTROY 61 BOATS; 76 OIL THIEVES ALSO ARRESTED

JTF amphibious forces in a battle-scarred gunboat soldier on in the Niger Delta regardless YENAGOA, Nigeria April 28 (Xinhua) Nigerian troops operating in the oil-rich Niger Delta region arrested 76 suspects and seized a marine vessel and barge used for … Continue reading

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JTF – OP PULO SHIELD IN “OPERATION CLEAN UP THE WATERWAYS”; CLAMP DOWN ON KIDNAPPERS AND PIRATES DENS IN BAYELSA

Seized boat in flames Scuttled boat in flames Seized camouflage and sewn uniforms BEEGEAGLE’S BLOG 25 April 2013 The Joint Task Force(Operation Pulo Shield) which operates in the Niger Delta have scuttled seven dens used by kidnappers and sea robbers … Continue reading

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NPA ACQUISITIONS FOR NIGERIAN NAVY BEING CONSTRUCTED IN FRANCE, SOUTH AFRICA: 32 METRE OCEA FPB 98 MK.II PATROL CRAFT CHRISTENED ‘DORINA’, 17 METRE LITTORAL INTERCEPTORS CHRISTENED ‘AGADE’ AND ‘OVIE’

An Algerian-owned 30mm cannon-armed FPB 98 Mk.II Coastal Patrol Craft PHOTO CREDIT: MER ET MARINE OCEA-BUILT FPB 98 MK.I 32m Coaastal Patrol Craft of the Benin Navy NPA moves to secure installations, orders three patrol vessels THE GUARDIAN 5 April, … Continue reading

Posted in ARMED CONFLICT, BORDER SECURITY, BUNKERING, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, DEFENCE INDUSTRIES & PRODUCTION, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, GULF OF GUINEA, JOINT(MILITARY)TASK FORCE IN THE NIGER DELTA, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, NIGERIAN NAVY, OIL & GAS, PIRACY, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

U.N. TREATY AIMED AT REGULATING GLOBAL ARMS SALES PASSED

PHOTO CREDIT: AFP/GETTY IMAGES NEW YORK TIMES By NEIL MacFARQUHAR UNITED NATIONS Published: April 2, 2013 The United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to approve a pioneering treaty aimed at regulating the enormous global trade in conventional weapons, … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICAN ARMED FORCES, ARMED CONFLICT, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, DEFENCE INDUSTRIES & PRODUCTION, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, MILITARY HARDWARE, PIRACY, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, TERRORISM, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | 8 Comments

LACK OF PROSECUTION MAY THWART OIL THEFT CAMPAIGN IN THE NIGER DELTA – CHIEF OF THE NAVAL STAFF

NNS Siri P181, a 58 metre Combattante III missile Fast Attack Craft on patrol THE GUARDIAN 2 April, 2013 The Federal Government’s apparent weakness in employing due diligence in the prosecution of arrested suspects will significantly hamper the campaign against … Continue reading

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EQUATORIAL GUINEA NAVY FLAGSHIP, THE BULGARIAN-BUILT 1,360 TON OPV-88, ‘BATA’

Well, it turns out that the said 2,500 ton frigate which was inducted last year, is actually a 1,360 ton OPV. Kudos to the neighbours regardless. Do note however, that a heavily armed 2,350 ton Barroso class light frigate and … Continue reading

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OIL THEFT DROPS TO 23,000 BARRELS PER DAY – DHQ CHIEF OF TRAINING AND OPERATIONS; JTF(NIGER DELTA) TO RECEIVE FURTHER DELIVERIES OF GUNBOATS

JTF gunboat on patrol in the Niger Delta VANGUARD March 31, 2013 Defence Headquarters has said that crude oil theft has dropped from 60,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 23,000. The Chief of Training and Operations, Maj.-Gen.Lawrence Ngubane, announced this … Continue reading

Posted in BUNKERING, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, GULF OF GUINEA, JOINT(MILITARY)TASK FORCE IN THE NIGER DELTA, MARITIME SAFETY AND SECURITY, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, OIL & GAS, PIRACY, RISK ANALYSIS, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

JTF – OP PULO SHIELD ARREST OCEANGOING VESSEL AT AKASSA, FISHING TRAWLER AT BONNY ISLAND OVER ILLEGAL BUNKERING..17 SUSPECTS ARRESTED; 25 ILLEGAL DISTILLATION CAMPS, 130 BUNKERING BOATS DESTROYED IN TEN DAYS OF RAIDS ACROSS THE NIGER DELTA

Nigerian Army Amphibious troops of the Joint Task Force patrol in a river gunboat armed with a DShK 12.7mm machine gun, somewhere in the Niger Delta BEEGEAGLE’S BLOG 29 March, 2013 The Joint Task Force “Operation Pulo Shield” in a … Continue reading

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